Anne Hathaway’s jeans tell a powerful post-baby body message

She’s the Hollywood starlet who’s always done everything on her own terms, especially when it comes to pregnancy and motherhood. Now Anne Hathaway is hitting back at body-shamers – with a pair of scissors in hand and words of encouragement for other new mums. 

At Babyology, we unashamedly admit we have a mum-crush on Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway. We applauded her beautiful social media pregnancy announcement, aimed at outfoxing the paparazzi. We gushed when she gave birth to son Jonathan in March. And now we’re bowing down to the queen of telling it like it is, for keeping it real about post-baby bods.


Anne has uploaded an Instagram image of a pair of her jeans which she’s altered to make into a pair of long shorts because, “last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs”.

She also offers some sage advice to other mums, and women in general; that our bodies are amazing no matter how they change throughout the course of our lives.

“There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever).
There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all).
There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs.
Bodies change.
Bodies grow.
Bodies shrink.
It’s all love
(don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.)”

Wise words indeed, Babyologists, and a timely reminder to be kind to yourselves. Our bodies are amazing – they’ve created our precious children.

Take a look at our previous posts on what real bodies look like after children, the truth about our bodies after babies and celebrating post-birth bodies.

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